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ACADEMIA

Presenting a collection of film and media-based, academic essays written by Gabriel Rhenals during his high school and college career; while he was a student at Miami Killian Senior High (2002-2004), a philosophy major at Florida International University (2004-2005), a film student at University of Central Florida (2005-2009), a Communication Arts major having returned to FIU to conclude his undergraduate studies (2014-2016) and a prospective Harvard University/University of Washington graduate student (2022):

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"Tail in the Mud": Mobile and Independent Filmmaking

HU/UW, Fall 2022

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On 'Siembra' and 'War/Dance'

FIU, Spring 2016

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'Victor/Victoria': Gender-Based Nonverbal Cues

FIU, Fall 2015

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The Function of Rhetoric in 'The Trial'

FIU, Summer 2015

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Gunning & Me

UCF, Spring 2009

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Perez and 'In the Mood for Love'

UCF, Fall 2007

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On 'Raging Bull'

UCF, Fall 2007

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On 'The Smell of Burning Ants'

UCF, Fall 2007

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On 'The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal'

UCF, Fall 2007

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German Expressionism in 'The Machinist'

UCF, Spring 2006

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Story Project: 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'

UCF, Spring 2006

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'The Passion of Martin': The Objective and Subjective Camera

UCF, Spring 2006

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'Elephant': Dramatic Structure and Artistic Elements

UCF, Spring 2006

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'Schmetterlinge' and 'Fatal Attraction': A Look at Set-Ups

UCF, Spring 2006

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'Bound': Structure and Other Elements

UCF, Spring 2006

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'The Terminator': Obligatory Scene, Labyrinth and Cosmic Connections

UCF, Spring 2006

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'Psycho': Inciting Incident and Major Plot Points

UCF, Spring 2006

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Vanizetti the Powerless

UCF, Fall 2005

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On 'The Party Guest'

UCF, Fall 2005

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Personal Statements

UCF, Fall 2005

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'The Trial': A Film Analysis

FIU, Spring 2005

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Viewing Cues: 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'

FIU, Fall 2004

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Viewing Cues: 'I, Robot'

FIU, Fall 2004

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Viewing Cues: 'The Last Samurai'

FIU, Fall 2004

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Viewing Cues: 'Raising Arizona'

FIU, Fall 2004

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The Plight of the Modern Auteur

Killian, 2004

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A Personal Collage Essay

Killian, 2003

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Notable Figures in the 1920s: D.W. Griffith

Killian, 2003

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